TJ Martell Foundation Announces Honors for 2023 New York Premiere


This TJ Martell Foundation will honor three music industry veterans at its 45th annual event New York Hall of FameReturning to the city on June 13 for the first time since 2019.

This year’s awards include Warner Records Co-President and COO Tom CorsonWho will receive the Lifetime Music Industry Award; Creative Director and Executive Vice President at Def Jam Recordings Archie Davis, winner of the Rising Music Superstar Award; and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer shane mcanallyWho will receive the Spirit of Music Award?

Gala Co-Chairs and Chairman of the Board John Esposito, Tunji Balogun, Aaron Bay-Schuck, Robert Carlton, Steve Gawley, Laura Swanson and Julie Swidler will host the night. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler, R&B star Coco Jones and singer-songwriter Brandy Clark will provide entertainment.

Gala, the foundation’s primary fundraising event of the year, will support medical research and treatments focused on finding cures for cancer. For more information see Here.

+ Virgin Music The company has promoted three executives: leslie cooper becomes senior vice president of artist development and special projects; Marisa DiFrisco new Vice President of national promotion and Lauren Holman is the new Vice President of streaming marketing.

Based in Los Angeles, Cooper will oversee K-Pop broadcasts and work to identify new artist development opportunities within the company, leading collaborative efforts in this area. She was previously Vice President of the company where she worked closely with SM Entertainment on SuperM and NCT 127 projects.

Di Frisco will continue to oversee promotional campaigns for Virgin Music on alternative, rock, AAA and non-commercial/college radio. Holman will lead the streaming and playlist strategy team behind the success of artists like Rema, whose global hit “Calm Down” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks.

“These three successful managers played a crucial role in artist development. Jacqueline Saturn, President of Virgin Music, ensures that our labels and artists get the support they need at every stage of their careers. “I am happy to be able to promote them to these important new positions where they can contribute even more to our continued success.”

+ Warner Chappell Music UK (WCM UK) announced the introduction amber davis to the role of senior vice president. He will also continue as WCM UK’s head of A&R, reporting to Shani Gonzales, managing director of WCM UK.

In addition to continuing to oversee the A&R department, Davis will take on a broader role in shaping the publisher’s overall UK strategy. He joined the international team as creative director in 2014 and was appointed head of A&R in 2019.

“We have an incredible team here and a list of top-notch songwriters that I’ve been extremely privileged to work with,” Davis said. “I am excited to continue to discover the best talent in the UK as we work with our senior leadership team to drive the company forward. I want to thank Shani, Carianne Marshall and Guy Moot for this incredible new opportunity.”

+ Hallwood Mediaa full service management company Danny Berkeley-Scott as the new vice president.

“Danny represents what I believe a true manager should be,” said Neil Jacobson, founder and CEO of Hallwood Media. “He has an almost audacious entrepreneurial vision, embracing innovative ideas and partnerships. He has become a rising star and natural leader within our management division.”

During her time at Hallwood Media, Berkeley-Scott represented clients such as Young DZA, who produced Cardi B’s “Up,” and Elyas, who produced Drake and 21 Savage’s “On BS.” He also helped set up Hallwood Media’s Engineer Management division by signing Grammy-nominated recording engineers Angie Randisi (Lil Baby, PartyNextDoor, GloRilla, Tyga) and Mike Tucci (DaBaby, Juice Wrld, The Kid LAROI). On the global front, Berkeley-Scott expanded Hallwood’s production lineup in Eastern and Western Europe.

+ Eileen Mercolino will attend buzz As the company’s first director of marketing, his team has taken the lead in concert streaming business and audience optimization, technology, marketing, product offerings, philanthropic efforts and partner alignments. He brings years of experience in executive roles at Hard Rock International, The Walt Disney Company and most recently Spin, to name a few.

+ FaZe Clan head of communications north chelsey He left the Los Angeles-based esports and gaming brand and shifted his focus to the PR firm he helped launch. untold.

FaZe Clan is now represented by the brand, along with clients Deadfellaz, PROOF, Futureverse, and the innovation teams at Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records.

+ 300 Fun Partnered with Florida-based imprint Stay Solid for a label joint venture. Remain Solid was founded by 100k Track, which has helped manage the careers of artists like YNW Melly, King Von, Hotboii and more.

“This partnership with 300 Entertainment was based on loyalty and family,” 100k Track said. “Since signing with YNW Melly in 2018, the love and respect of Kevin Liles, Selim Bouab and Rayna Bass has never diminished. 300 showed me the plan to develop and launch a successful artist and here’s how to proceed. I am excited to continue this journey and make some significant gains.”

Selim Bouab, co-president of 300 Entertainment adds, “Track has shown an unwavering commitment to his artists. His natural ability to connect with artists and recognize their talents aligns with our mission at 300. He has an incredible ear for music and will do more this year and beyond. We look forward to signing the talent.”

+ Senior broadcaster Hillary smooth you joined Schneider Rondan Organization (SRO Public Relations) As director and senior account manager in Las Vegas.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, Smoot is a Feld Entertainment Inc. (“Disney On Ice” and “Monster Jam”) will bring in a few of their own clients, including Las Vegas-based restaurants and venues. restaurant Backyard Kitchen & Tap.

The news was announced by SRO PR’s partners, Marcee Rondan and Mitch Schneider, who opened the company’s Las Vegas office three years ago.

“Hillary and I met two years ago in Las Vegas through our mutual friend and partner, journalist Laura Herlovich,” Schneider said. “I was immediately struck by Hillary’s passion, skill, know-how, and super-close relationships with the media… We stayed in touch through lunches and meetups, and that developed into a working relationship as the two of us got together to get it done in Nice. Hospitality Group 2022 “Working closely with Hillary on this issue has really planted the seed for us to join forces at SRO PR in a greater way. I really feel that what we can achieve together is limitless.”

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